Canberra leads development of Australian cyber security

The ACT will host the first operational node of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, reinforcing Canberra as a national leader in cyber security development.

It follows the launch of Australia's Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan which was developed by the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) to build a globally competitive cyber security sector in Australia. 

Canberra will support the implementation of the Plan and be the first operational node for the Growth Network in Australia.

The node will help ACT-based cyber security-related businesses take advantage of the rapidly expanding cyber security industry. Local businesses will contribute toward developing strong cyber defences and lead the way in diversifying and developing new markets.

The ACT was chosen to host the node because of the city's broad range of defence-based stakeholders and tertiary institutions who continue to develop the region’s standing as national leader in cyber security.

The ACT also boasts some of Australia’s most innovative cyber security businesses, including Quintessence Labs, Cogito Group, M5 Network Security and Penten.

Pictured with ACT Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research Meegan Fitzharris is Craig Davies (CEO, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network), Michelle Price (COO, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network) and Tony Henshaw (Chair, Canberra Cyber Network).